Kacen Callender’s ‘King and the Dragonflies’ Announced

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‘King and the Dragonflies’ by Kacen Callender with art by Tonya Engel and design by Baily Crawford. Image courtesy of Kacen Callender’s official Instagram @kacen.callender

Author Kacen Callender announced that their second middle-grade novel, King and the Dragonflies, will be published February 4, 2020 and is now available for pre-order on IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

Kacen provides a brief description of the book:

Twelve-year-old Kingston James questions his identity when he has to help his gay best friend run away from an abusive home and hide in the bayou, where King believes his dead older brother has turned into a dragonfly.

The book will also discuss the “intersection of race and sexuality,” as stated during the Read With Pride Panel at BookCon 2019.

The full version of the book’s beautiful cover, with art by Tonya Engel and design by Baily Crawford, was officially revealed on LGBTQ Reads.

Kacen also has two other books to be on the look-out for: Queen of the Conquered is coming out in November 2019, and Felix Ever After in May 2020.

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